My Version - Vintage Piano Music

January 17th, 2009 in member junk     
bridiemurphy bridiemurphy, member
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Hope I'm posting this correctly; the pages decoupaged on this thrift book shelf came from a vintage piano book.  They didn't have the crusty/rusty brown, so I did a was with some umber acrylic paint (cut heavily with h2o).

Oh, the web techs will need to add:  PAPER to list of materials!!

Birds are cut out from a large sheet of Cavallini & Co. decorative wrapping paper.  For anyone who enjoys decoupage, Cavallini & Co. papers are a MUST!   I think this pattern is "retired" -- bought it in Albuquerque a few years ago...


posted in: member junk, vintage, furniture, entry, brown, study, office

Comments (7)

bridiemurphy writes: Hi J.J. Designed -- no, I don't have a store -- just a busy studio at the back of my hubby's workshop (he gets 2000 sq ft and I get about 100)! :) Always glad to show anyone current projects, or share my junk...we're in Round Rock. Posted: 9:49 am on February 19th
jjdesigned writes: thats very cute. do you have a store somewhere Posted: 10:03 pm on February 18th
Adri09 writes: I have recently been trying to find some cool vintage bird images. Where did you find yours? Posted: 3:10 pm on January 23rd
fellowjunker writes: Just realized I've been calling you birdie, instead of bridie...oops, sorry!
As usual your post is just gorgeous. I so love your style and seeing your great ideas.
xojanis Posted: 7:10 pm on January 17th
MimiToria writes: I really like what you've done here. Great save and idea for a future project.
Gretchen Posted: 7:04 pm on January 17th
BellaB writes: Very nice! I have used the tea-staining process, too, and I wonder if your idea of brushing on paint mixed with h2o might be much quicker! It seems that your system saves a lot of time (brewing the tea, submerging the paper, letting it dry...so time consuming!)

Again, your bookcase looks fantastic! Love the birdies! Posted: 4:03 pm on January 17th
MelHow writes: You know, next time I do something similar to this I cam going to try something on a larger scale -

I've used a paste of instant coffee for a similar effect and I've steeped the papers in tea

I don't know if you would be interested in those alternatives or not - just thought I would share... Posted: 2:16 pm on January 17th
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